Just bought a neti – pot … how the hell do I use this thing?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
48 posts
  • Wedding: April 2014

you-tube it!

i think that will be easier than trial and error, GOOD LUCK!!

Post # 4
650 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Basically with warm salty water over your sink, lay your head to the side like you are going to rest it on the side of the sink, and teapot the water into your upward facing nostril. It should flow through that nostril, into your sinuses, and out the down nostril. Blow your nose a lot!

Post # 5
121 posts
Blushing bee

l@Barbiestylez:  I tried one of those ONCE.  I thought I was being waterboarded by the Taliban!



Post # 6
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Exchange it (unopened) for a different nasal irrigation method.  I much prefer the squeeze bottles.  I bought one recently that can be used both ways.


Post # 7
505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Cabin

Definitely get the squeeze bottle type instead… The work wonders. 

Post # 9
1463 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Please be sure to use distilled water; it’s dangerous to use tap water.

Post # 10
5812 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree with @AB Bride: The Squeeze Bottle is better. The key is to have warm water (make sure you use distilled (not spring or any bottled water ) you that you’ve boiled it and let it cool down. There is stuff in the water that is bad for us) and in the beginning, dont use the full amount of salt (75%). It takes a little while to get used to the saline feeling.

If you are using the pot, Turn your head sideways, but tipped forward so the water doesnt drain down the back of your throat. If you have a bad cold and everything is stuffed up, try blowing your nose and quickly trying again. That is why I like the squeeze bottle. If you are stuffy, there is pressure that helps dislodge things.   

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